04380312 is referenced by 276 patents and cites 8 patents.

A tool for applying fasteners to fasten an article to the workpiece. A compressible foot is provided to limit the drive distance of a plunger to position dependent upon the thickness of the article. A drive groove in the tool provides support for the fastener until it is driven into the workpiece. The fastener may be a plastic staple and multiple driving strokes may be used to drive the staple into the workpiece. A retainer activated by the compressible foot may be utilized to prevent the advancement of the next staple to the drive position while multiple drive strokes are being used.

Title
Stapling tool
Application Number
6/169796
Publication Number
4380312
Application Date
July 17, 1980
Publication Date
April 19, 1983
Inventor
Edward L Landrus
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Agent
William D Bauer
Donald M Sell
Cruzan Alexander
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B25C 3/00
B25C 1/06
B25C 1/04
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